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WAlk the loop

Walk the Loop offers opportunities for young children and their parent-carers to engage with nature at a time when it is so easy to be sedentary, caught up with screens and digital worlds and far removed from wild spaces.

Outdoor activities: walks, nature trails and scavenger hunts for children and those responsible for their care, encouraging physical exercise, a sense of play, wonder and curiosity about the world, the development of communication skills and a joy in learning. It fosters a desire to nurture the natural environment for now and for future generations.

Indoor activities: arts and crafts, helping the children make sense of what they have experienced, appreciate the beauty of nature, develop their concentration, coordination and fine motor skills and create something memorable they can take home.

Quality time together, encouraging parent-carers, childminders, teachers and support workers to join the children in these events so as to enhance warm and positive attachment and a sense of well-being for all those involved, especially when life can seem so pressured with little chance to be and take pleasure in the moment

For whom? Children aged 0-8 with their parent-carers. We are open to all while particularly seeking to help children who do not have ready access to the wide outdoors or may learn best when engaged in hands-on, multi-sensory activities.Some may be at risk of falling through the cracks if restricted to formal learning. There may also be obesity, disability or illness in the family

The London Loop: Our activities and walks take place near or along stretches of the London Loop, an Outer Orbital pathway that goes around London, connecting families and communities that are hugely diverse. It can be accessed at many points.We can discover unfamiliar and beautiful places that bring a sense of peace to our often hectic lives regardless of where we come from or who we are. We can slow down, find calm and reconnect with our deeper selves.